Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 120 called “Should It Stay or Should It Go” In this episode, we’ll discuss some popular educational acronyms and discuss whether they still have a place in education and edtech. We’ll also share some updates on our fall/winter presentation schedule for this coming school year. This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out.
Shout out to our buddy Kyle Niemis who is a former edtech coach who is now working for Quizizz.
Where motivation meets mastery https://quizizz.com
Motivate every student to mastery with easy-to-customize content combined with tools for inclusive assessment, instruction, and practice.
I really like Quizizz because it has been an awesome tool for engaging students both in and out of the classroom. You can assign games for homework or have students work on these engaging alternative assessments in class. What makes Quizizz one of my edtech tools… it's gamification features and the variety of question types.
Microlearning is a form of spaced repetition learning, in which lessons are broken up into bite-sized chunks and repeated over time.
This is said to help new concepts and skills sink in for the long term.
PLC - professional learning community
STEM or STEAM -
STEAM, the difference lies in the way they approach scientific concepts. STEM focuses explicitly on the hard scientific, technological, engineering or mathematical skills to drive progress or create a new concept. In STEAM curricula, per The Conversation, students leverage both hard and soft skills to solve problems.
VR/AR - virtual and augmented reality
BYOD - bring your own device
e-Learning - electronic learning
EduTainment - The act of learning through a medium that both educates and entertains
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Need a Presenter?
As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:
1:1 Chromebook Integration
Gamification (Badge Systems)
Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
Google apps and extensions
Personalized learning and Choice Boards
Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)